Monday, September 24, 2007

Little wings, beaded seas





So, today - didn't do a lot today that can be shown (mostly I tidied the little drawers of bits in my sewing room and put stuff away), except this little set of inchies - there's a new(ish) site I've discovered called Inching Artists, where each week a theme challenge is issued and you can make an inchie (or two, or nine) to that theme to show. Anyway, this week's theme (issued last Tuesday, so I have just snuck in under the wire) was Little Wings. I decided to use some of these butterfly sequins I had knocking about, as a single black inchie I had already made previously, to create a series. These inchies will go to Karen in South Africa shortly as part of a pay-it-forward swap I offered a long time ago (July). I hope she likes butterflies!



On the right, is something I finished a few evenings ago - another scarf, this one with the silk ribbon I bought in Ireland. I love the colour of this scarf, but it does have a tendency to roll up - probably would have worked better to knit it on straight needles (well, wouldn't have worked well for me, but in principle...)






And here's the fibre landscape, finished now (last night) except the finishing, so to speak - I am not quite sure how I am going to edge it, but I think the first order of business is another layer of pelmet vilene for stability, and then perhaps a nice fabric back (fused on) to be pretty. I think I might just trim the edges with a rotary cutter and paint them or something - I think a binding would detract. But then again, perhaps a binding would frame it, like a view from a window. All suggestions will be considered :) The closeup is a bit out of focus, but I thought everyone might like to see the beads in a bit more detail - it's come out just as I wanted, so I'm really pleased with that - don't you love it when something comes out like it looked in your head?



And here's my lonely postal offering today - not much in the post over the last few days... Anyway, this card is from the mask swap, Debbie (in New Zealand) has used a leaf to make a mask. And feathers. Forgot to photo it before I had put it up on the boiler, hence the magnetic clip at the top - not part of the card...

8 comments:

Myra said...

Your landscape piece looks fabulous! I don't know....maybe a thin edging just to frame it? Gotta check out that inchies site - I have been itching to make some inchies. :o)

Debbie said...

Love your inchies. They can be addicting, can't they

ATCLindaB said...

welcome to the challenge, wonderful work, I look forward to seeing more :)

atet said...

Love that landscape -- why not do a zizag edging like you do with postcards? Not sure of the size, but it might give it a nice "frame".

The scarf rolling may just be the yarn, mine is doing something similar though not as badly as it could. Or, I can't tell from the photo, but it may be done in stockinette -- knits all on one side purls on the other. If that's the case, it's just going to roll period. Either way the colors are fabulous!

Debbi Baker said...

Your inchies are so cute! Love them all. Glad you've joined in.

zizzybob said...

What if you did a binding (like you would put on a quilt) but thinner, and rolled it all to the back?

Helen in the UK said...

What wonderful beading - must have taken ages :)

Julie said...

Your landscape looks lovely now it's finished. I don't think you want anything too "heavy" for the edging.